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The Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrent is “Revolution OS”

http://torrentfreak.com

After nearly 9 years of seeding The Pirate Bay’s oldest working torrent is still very much alive. Interestingly, the torrent is not a Hollywood classic nor is it an evergreen music album. The honor goes to a pirated copy of “Revolution OS”, a documentary covering the history of Linux, GNU and the free software movement.

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Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Today, I watched the president of the USA speak at the installation of the statue of Rosa Parks. She was an icon of the US movement for civil rights when I was just a child. In the world of computers we have our own Rosa Parks, Richard Stallman, who expanded the concept of freedom to include running the software, examining the software, modifying the software, and distributing the software.

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KDevelop 4.4.0 Released

http://kdevelop.org

The KDevelop team is happy to announce the immediate availability of KDevelop 4.4. As usual, this feature release comes packed with new features, bug fixes and improved performance. New in this release is a shiny welcome screen for improved usability and an easier entry into the KDevelop world.

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The FSF opens nominations for the 15th Annual Free Software Awards

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 15th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

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ownCloud 3 released with enhanced features

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

Version 3 of ownCloud, the open source, cloud application that enables you to run your own cloud server from your computer, has been released. This comes roughly 47 days before the launch of a commercial entity that would provide products and services for ownCloud.

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12 reasons to love KDE

http://www.techradar.com

Here's why we love the world's most configurable desktop. TechRadar rain positivity onto the world's most configurable desktop and pick out some of its best functions and applications...

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Study: Patent trolls cost a half a trillion dollars in "lost wealth"

http://www.h-online.com

Since 2004 that exploitation has increased, with litigation by NPEs rising from around 500 cases per year to 2600 in 2010.patent trolls

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European Commission buys Microsoft for 20 years without competition

https://www.computerweekly.com

Karsten Gerloff, president of lobby group Free Software Foundation Europe, said the ongoing Microsoft arrangement was a "disgrace" for the European Commission (EC).
"It's astounding that every single agreement between the Commission and Microsoft since 1993 has been concluded without a public call for tender," he said.

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Aaron Seigo talks about KDE SC 5.0 and more

http://derstandard.at

After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer — and Plasma team leader — Aaron Seigo points out the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum.

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How to Manage Notification Settings in KDE 4

http://www.techrepublic.com

One of the many things the KDE developers did right in 4.x (currently 4.7) is the notification system. By far, this system is the cleanest and most flexible of nearly every desktop I have used. But most users don’t realize just how flexible this system is simply because they never bother to look into the configuration options available. It’s time that oversight is corrected.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Richard Shipman

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Richard Shipman, Teaching Fellow at the Computer Science department of Aberystwyth University, has extensive experience of working with Free Software and discussing its strengths and weaknesses with others.

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Software patents: foolish business

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Academic research by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society has found that software patents have provided no net benefit to the software industry, let alone to society as a whole.

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What's Needed for Freedom in the “cloud”?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Georg Greve from Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has often been asked to explain what he considers necessary prerequisites for an open, free, sustainable approach towards what is often called “The Cloud” or also “Software as a Service” (SaaS).

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KDE releases version 4.7 of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

http://kde.org

KDE 4.7 releases provide many new features and improved stability and performance. Lots of visual polishing took place with an update to the Oxygen icons, and improved consistency between panel items such as clock and notification areas. The window manager KWin brings a new shadow system and can now run on OpenGL ES supporting hardware, making it better suited for mobile devices.

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4 Tools To Get Hardware Information In Linux

http://www.webupd8.org

lshw-gtk is a graphical user interface for lshw. It can display very detailed information for your computer's hardware configuration: processor, memory, graphics cards, devices connected to USB ports and so on.

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